Nightly Aurora Photo Tour
- Duration: 210 Minutes (approx.)
- Product code: NT
Nightly Aurora Photo Tours
Join one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Due to clear skies and virtually no light pollution Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the northern lights. We will provide you with a high quality camera & lens and quickly teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime! Small groups ensure a very personal and genuine experience. Trips are available from October until the end of March.
Our Nightly Aurora Photo Tours are strictly limited to 10 participants per guide
– maximizing your ability to spend as much one on one time with your
guide as possible. We are confident that you will go home with lots of
great pictures and memories of the Arctic that will last a lifetime!
Meeting place: STF Abisko Turiststation
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Includes: Camera, tripod, backpack, warm overall, head lamp, warm drink, guiding services and approximately 3 hours of searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park
Additional information: It is important that you bring warm clothes to wear under your overalls and warm insulated winter boots for your feet.
We ask that you provide your own SD memory cards to be used in our cameras. We recommend a minimum of two to four gigabytes of storage space. Memory cards are also available for purchase if needed (16 GB: 200 SEK). Minimum age: 10 years old (children under 15 years old will need to share a camera with their parent).
8:00 PM Meet at the Abisko Turiststation
First you will meet your guide where you will be given a high quality
camera and we will spend a few minutes explaining how to use it. All of
the camera’s settings will be taken care of in advance so that all you
have to do is enjoy watching and photographing the aurora borealis. You
will also be given a pair of warm overalls to help keep you safe and
comfortable during your night in Abisko National Park.
8:30 – 11:00 PM The adventure begins!
Your guide will use their many years of experience to lead you into
Abisko National Park where you will search for and photograph the
magical aurora borealis. During this time we will discuss the history of
Abisko National Park and give you a local’s insight into Lapland’s
folklore. You will learn how the aurora fits into the local culture and
your guide will share information that will help you understand the
solar system and the countless stars and constellations above Abisko
National Park. We will explain the science behind the aurora in layman’s
terms so you can understand exactly what you are seeing when you watch
the aurora borealis dance overhead. During your adventure we will also
discuss the impact that strong solar storms and the auroras that they
create may have on modern society in the years to come.
11:00 – 11:30 PM Return to Abisko Turiststation
Upon arrival to the Turiststation you will collect your memory card full of photographs of the evening’s adventure.
Lights Over Lapland’s tours are designed in a way that will
accommodate as many different levels of physical fitness as possible. We
usually walk less than one kilometer per direction to and from our many
locations in Abisko National Park. It is common to walk in deep snow
and in cold conditions during our tours. If you have any physical
limitations that may cause you to be unable to walk a total of two
kilometers please inform us when you make a booking so we can discuss
your needs ahead of time.